The Keystone Pipeline Decision - U.S. and Canadian Perspectives
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Sponsored by: International Environmental and Resources Law Committee
Cosponsored by the following Committees: Air Quality; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems; Endangered Species; Energy Infrastructure, Siting and Reliability; Energy Markets and Finance; Environmental Disclosure; Environmental Enforcement and Crimes; Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts; Environmental Transactions and Brownfields; In-House Counsel; Native American Resources; Oil and Gas; Public Land and Resources; Renewable Alternative Distributed Energy Resources; Science and Technology; Special Committee on Congressional Relations; Special Committee on State Bar Coordination and Engagement; Superfund and Natural Resources Litigation; Water Resources; Section of International Law’s International Environmental Law Committee; The Canadian Bar Association National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section; The District of Columbia Bar’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section
On November 3, 2015, Secretary of State Kerry formally denied an application for a Presidential Permit by the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline. The decision capped a nearly ten year-long process which took on enormous political dimensions, becoming a virtual proxy in the debate over climate change and energy development. As the smoke begins to clear, questions arise as to what happens next both for the project and for the Presidential permit process. We will hear perspectives from both Canadian and U.S. practitioners familiar with the issues who will describe the permit process, the substantive issues, how the decision came to be made, the possible next steps for the parties involved, and the overall implications for pipeline and other energy-related projects in the future.
James W. Rubin, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Washington, DC
Eugene E. Smary, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Grand Rapids, MI
Duff Harper, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Catherine D. Little, Hunton & Williams LLP, Atlanta, GA
Do you have a question that you would like the panel to address? Please email your question to Jim Rubin at email@example.com or Gene Smary at ESmary@wnj.com and the panel will make every effort to address your inquiry.
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